Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh was killed in an ambush near Bogapani in Arunachal’s Tirap district on May 21 Credit: File image

Itanagar: Official trial proceedings on the May 21 massacre, in which sitting MLA of Khonsa West Assembly constituency Tirong Aboh and 10 others were brutally killed, begun at the district and sessions court (west session division) in Yupia on Friday.

The proceedings come following the recent arrests of six suspects by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

If sources are to be believed, a total of six persons — Jai Kishan Sharma, Ellie Ketok, Samgin Wangsu, Anok Wangsa, Yangte Josaham and Luckin Mashangva — are facing trials at the court with Jai Kishan being the main person who allegedly funded the non-state elements.

Jai Kishan is also believed to be one of the masterminds who plotted the mass murder, sources said.

The sources also said that the NIA had apprehended several suspects, but only the aforementioned persons are under its custody as of now.

The rest are under the agency’s radar though, the sources said.

Meanwhile, it was informed that only Yangte Josaham was brought before the court on Friday and faced trial, the sources added.

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